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Thank you to all of the schools, workplaces, day care centers, out-of-school programs, organizations and communities who participated in Healthiest State Month during October!

We had so much fun celebrating 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! with you! Feel free to continue to use the ideas and resources located in the Healthiest State Month Toolkits throughout the year.

Keep living 5-2-1-0 all year round and continue to share on social media using the hashtag #HealthyChoicesCount to keep the momentum going!

Congratulations to our social media contest winners:

Girls on the Run of Central Iowa
Shelby County Wellness Coalition
Keystone Chiropractic (West Des Moines)
Dr. Tonya Gray (Mason City)
YWCA Clinton Children's Center

1 hour of physical activity 

October 1-7, 2018

Focus on getting 1 hour of physical activity each day. Participate in the 8th Annual Healthiest State Walk on October 3.

Click here to register your walk!

5 or more fruits and veggies 

October 8-14, 2018

Focus on eating 5 fruits or vegetables each day.  Participate in Local Foods Day, sponsored by Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, on October 11.

Click here to register for Local Foods Day! 

2 hours or less of screen time 

October 15-21, 2018

Focus on 2 hours or less of screen time each day. Reduce screen time by reading a book or participate in a program that doesn't require a screen.. 

Click here to find your local library! 

0 sugary drinks

October 22-28, 2018

Focus on drinking 0 sugary beverages and more water each day. Water is fuel for your body!  To keep your body running smoothly, drink plenty of water throughout the day!  

5210 Summit 

October 30, 2018

The Healthiest State Month will conclude with the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Summit at Des Moines University. 

Click here to learn more.


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